CRASHING IS THE EASY PARTBOOK ONE OF THREEIt's been more than a century since humanity escaped the overpopulation of Earth, expanding out among the stars. We've faced and overcome war with an alien race. We've survived terrorist attacks meant to end colonization. We've thrived despite unregulated class distinctions, separating the wealthy from the working class.What comes next may be the end of it all.A lone colony of human castaways, led by a former alien enemy, find themselves at the mercy of a saboteur and a plot to end humanity's unrestricted travel among the stars. This could be the finale of the colonies and the end of a species. Everything depends on how smart - and how forgiving - humanity can actually be."This series is like LOST meets Andy Weir's 'The Martian.' Funny. Action packed. Full of mystery and packed with characters you love from page one."Praise for Citadel: First Colony"There was something so fascinating about this story and the cast of characters he put together."- Leah Petersen, Author of "Fighting Gravity""This well written science fiction story will capture your interest on page one and won't let go until you finish. The characters are mysterious, fascinating, and likable.- James Chalk, Author of "Meat Market""Tumlinson managed to inject quirkiness and humor that was both unexpected and gave the characters even more depth."- JoAnn Takasaki, Author of "Luau Like a Local: The Easy Way"FOR FANS OF ANDY WEIR, HUGH HOWEY, ORSON SCOTT CARD AND COREY DOCTOROW--NEW SCIENCE FICTION ADVENTURE FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR KEVIN TUMLINSON!
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Citadel: First Colony based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I wasn't so sure about the bouncing POVs, but each section/perspective change is clearly noted, and serves the story well. There's a nice balance of exposition and intrigue throughout. And even though there are several perspectives to get through, each character is shown to have depth and flexibility--even the nastier ones are not without inner conflect. I look forward to reading the next installment!
There was something so fascinating about this story and the cast of characters he put together. It started out with a bang (well, more of a crash) and kept up a very satisfying pace. Kevin didn't skimp on the science without lapsing into physics-class mode. There was even a hint of steampunk in this one which was a really neat twist. I loved the main characters, especially the Esool captain, with his unexpected abilities and the two who ended up being the main characters of the big reveal at the end. (No spoilers!) There was such a compelling vulnerability and mystery around them. The author in me couldn't help but notice--and comment on now--some weaknesses in the writing, but I got caught up enough in the story that I didn't care. And when I came to consider them more in depth once the story was finished, I realized that it's the sort of things that most readers won't notice or care about if set within a good story, thus I'm not going to enumerate them here. So there's me being petty, I suppose, for even bringing it up. But I'd rather be honest and mention it than not. Thoroughly readable, enjoyable, and super-cool book. I recommend it highly.